Monday, November 16, 2009

Homelessness in Utah

Pin It When Gerb’s family decides on a theme for a photo shoot, I always find a trill of excitement rising within’ me; after all—one can never know just what to expect.

Last year the idea was 70s; this year?

Destitute.

In a word or two: sheer brilliance.

While I could tell you all about the ogling of passers-by while this family of eleven trudged down the street with half of their children in shopping carts, about the anomalous looks from the well-groomed family of four with their twin four year-old boys in matching attire getting photos by the train, I’ll forbear.

It was all jealousy…pure and simple.

After a fantastic shoot in the biting cold with crying children and runny noses, I headed home and uploaded the images to my computer; what I saw tugged at my heart.

It still does.

I one day too hope to have aesthetically-pleasing children so that I will have the option to send them out to the streets to beg if ever the need arises.

















More images may be seen here.

13 comments:

Denae said...

This is awesome, amazing and heart wrenching all at the same time.

Way to go to all of you for being creative and living life outside of the box. You inspire me!

Richard & Natalie said...

I would have loved to see them walking down the street pushing all those kids in shopping carts... Really, how fun to have a friend that does these kind of photoshoots?!
Although, I am glad those sweet kids do have a warm home to go back to, but makes me ache for those equally sweet children everywhere who do not.

Danielle said...

All I can say is WOW...

Linn said...

Wow, not what I expected for sure. Thinking of you kids in that situation is pretty humbling for sure.

Rachel said...

When you first told me about this shoot I didn't picture this at all. Very fun and creative but with a whole gaggle of kids myself......it makes you really think and appreciate that not only do I have a nice warm home but so does the family in this photo shoot.

That would have been fun to see them pushing all of those kids in the shopping carts.

What a fun idea! I love the creativity!

A Lark said...

These are great - especially in black & white! It's nice to know they aren't really homeless..... are they?

SO said...

That does make one think.

Amy said...

Nice pictures! What an experience for those kids. It does make one stop and think! Incredible work!

The Mind of a Mom said...

Oh one the second page the little girl holding her doll by the hand standing while there in the in an over-sized button-down shirt made me do an audible awwwwww....

tiburon said...

Wowsa. Very moving pics.

LauraB said...

Talk about spending some time in someone else's shoes.
When I saw Gerb in image8461, I was reminded of Dorthea Lange's "Migrant Mother".

What a good looking and talented troop:) Captured very well.

Jessie said...

Julia's familly is so funny! ^_^
wasnt the 80s there theme last year? haha ♥

Valerie said...

That was hilarious! (Though it wouldn't have been if I didn't know the truth). Reminds me of a time my parents and the 5 of us children went into Mcdonalds after a camping trip. A sweet lady gave my dad $100 bill. She was convinced we were destitute and living out of our car!

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